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Indonesian pop star, Irma Bule, collapsed on stage Monday, and died, after being bitten by a king cobra.
Bule was just 29-years old.
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The singer was performing in the village in Karawang, West Java, when she accidentally stepped on the snake, named Rianti, causing it to lash out and bite her in the leg.
According to reports, Bule refused an antidote from the snake's handler, choosing instead to carry on with her performance.
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She continued singing for 45 minutes before succumbing to the cobra venom—started vomiting, collapsed and suffered a seizure, in front of horrified fans.
Bule was rushed to the hospital, where sadly, she died.
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Irma was famous for performing with snakes during her act—she had previously danced with pythons and boa constrictors.
She reportedly believed that the king cobra had been defanged and therefore posed no danger.
An audience member told local media:
The accident happened in the middle of the second song when Irma stepped on the snake's tail. The snake then bit Irma on her thigh.
20 people or an elephant indonesian pop star irma bule cobra
Growing up to 18 foot long, king cobras are the world's longest venomous snakes.
The venom from just one king cobra is enough to kill 20 people, or an elephant.
R.I.P. Irma Bule.
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